HER DARKEST SECRET is the story that introduces readers to FBI special agent Fiona Kelly, who escaped a serial killer two decades ago. Now the killer is back and coming for her. Fiona is partnered up with her ex-husband, FBI agent Asa Kodiak and his team after the killer’s recent crime has him back in the spotlight. How is it possible that HER DARKEST SECRET is the first time I’ve ever read Jessica R. Patch? This story blew me away! Secrets like nobody’s business! This was such a crazy ride! Jessica has a talent for creating gripping plot lines and a book that practically demands to be read in one sitting and HER DARKEST SECRET is no exception. I took my time with this amazing and mind blowing story as I wanted to make it last. Patch reels in her readers with quite a hook.

The twists and turns in HER DARKEST SECRET are going to drive you crazy trying to figure out what is happening. Jessica has a way of intertwining the characters lives and making you feel like you have a front row seat into their story. All the main characters get introduced within a few pages right at the beginning. I sometimes get confused by many characters entering the scene at once, and then have trouble telling them apart. That is not the case with this story! The actual plot is a thrilling and interesting one, but it was the characters who circled it that really compelled me to keep reading. I was quickly caught up in the story-line and found it difficult to put down. This book just flew by! HER DARKEST SECRET was such a thrilling ride for me and is a real page-turner. I couldn’t put it down until I knew what had happened. Fans of psychological mysteries will enjoy this one. This story is so well written, that even though it jumps back and forth between the present and the past, it is still easy to follow. HER DARKEST SECRET is a suspenseful tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final pages.

Just when the reader thinks they have it all figured out, forget it! They are totally wrong! Haha don’t you love when an author does that to you? Jessica R. Patch starts by putting the reader on a crazy roller coaster ride of emotions. The Nursery Ryhme Killer is in Fiona’s head 24/7. He has been for 17 years. That was when he kidnapped her and her sister. Her sister was murdered, but he let Fiona go. Fiona is his only living victim…the one who got away.  HER DARKEST SECRET will give you chills and have you looking over your shoulder while reading it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harlequin through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


When a cold-case serial killer returns, FBI special agent Fiona Kelly has one last chance to stop him before he claims the prize he’s always wanted—her.

The sight of a goose feather at a murder scene modeled after a children’s poem is enough to make FBI special agent Fiona Kelly’s blood turn to ice. Almost two decades ago, a feather was left with her sister’s body—and with every subsequent victim of the Nursery Rhyme Killer. Now he’s back. Only this time, his latest gruesome murder is a message to the only one who ever got away: Fiona.

Finding “Rhyme” is an obsession that’s fueled Fiona’s career—and destroyed her marriage to fellow FBI agent Asa Kodiak. Now Fiona and Asa have to put their past tensions aside and work together one last time. But Rhyme is watching, and catching this killer may force Fiona to reveal her biggest, darkest secret…the one only he knows.

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  1. I had never heard of Jessica Patch, so did not request this one. I am so angry with myself, Susan. I have read some good reviews of this book including yours and have put it on my Amazon Wishlist. I am also going to look at the library. 📚🤞💖

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